Kudos to anyone and everyone who finally figured out that differences are just differences. I have never suspected any dyslexia in myself personally, but with new diagnoses in the family, I've been learning a lot more. This book clearly and convincingly explains the difficulties and challenges they face. I began reading this book from a snide and self-serving pessimism, thinking it was about time that I got some damn recognition instead of ostracism, but I finished it feeling a a pretty warm glow of understanding and camaraderie with the entire subset of the population of which I belong. For instance, I didn't know I was in a special reading class when I was young until my mom told me so a couple of years ago. It made life difficult in school but I got through it. It is a very positive, comprehensive, and affirming write-up that focuses on the advantages that a brain, wired for dyslexia, has to offer.
The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia. I'm also very excited that one of my children has dyslexia. The authors carefully dissect the strengths of a dyslexic brain—including spatial reasoning; mechanical ability; better perceptions of analogies, metaphors, and paradoxes; and great recall of personal memories. By the way, I read it in one afternoon. With nearly one-in-five ~20% people having some form of learning difficulty, dyslexia is one of the most commonly diagnosed and often misunderstood. With prescriptive advice for parents, educators and dyslexics, this book provides a complete portrait of dyslexia.
So then I decided to compensate for my disability by tons of Naruto-like effort and after 8 months working on a single book, I finally came to a Theory Of Reading that relied on an idea-based approach that circled streams of words rather than the words, themselves. It's literally as if I have found the missing manual to my brain. Reading The Dyslexic Advantage gave us a fresh and encouraging insight and perspective in the way we look at our Dyslexic son. With much-needed prescriptive advice for parents, educators and dyslexics, The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia. I could gist the hell out of anything. We've been thinking about dyslexia all wrong, say the Eides, two prominent learning disabilities experts.
However, to make such claims or to take such actions without solid empirical evidence invites significant risk to students already educationally and emotionally stressed. Every example and training suggestion was helpful; I have befitted more from this audiobook than through years of training. It is a very positive, comprehensive, and affirming write-up that focuses on the advantages that a brain, wired for dyslexia, has to offer. I process information differently and that's how it is. I hope these tips help other parents, as I know the struggle.
Dyslexic individuals are over represented in the top tiers among almost all professions - especially the sciences, engineering, and creative fields writing, acting, art, music, etc. New York: Hudson Street Press. I believe so many of our unique inventions and ideas come from these gifted individuals, and I think it's great somebody wrote a book championing their abilities! One of the most valuable parts of the book is the description of the different flavors of dyslexia. It has websites and resources to cover the tips they described in the text. I ended up having to skim this one. Who should read this book? The pacing of the book was a bit slower than I found prefer, but is can be easily modified by the application used to listen to the book.
Without denying or underplaying the difficulties young dyslexics face, Brock and Fernette Eide do an amazing job cataloging and describing the dyslexic advantages that often accompany the disabilities. It changed the way I approach his teaching. Not only do I understand my daughter better, my marriage is better because it helped me understand how my husband's brain works another undiagnosed dyslexic. So I will take dyslexia any day. There is, however, a subgroup of people with the condition who are also gifted.
It isn't for lack of want, but many educational institutions just don't fully understand dyslexia for what it is, and what it isn't. With that in mind, my feeling is that this book is less about the advantages of being , and more about the wonderful diversity within every human mind. Blending personal stories with hard science, The Dyslexic Advantage provides invaluable advice on how parents, educators, and individuals with dyslexia can recognize and use the strengths of the dyslexic learning style in: material reasoning used by architects and engineers ; interconnected reasoning scientists and designers , narrative reasoning novelists and lawyers ; and dynamic reasoning economists and entrepreneurs. These advantages of the dyslexic found in the authors years of research along with other research is the core of what this book is about. In recent years, some newer research has shown there may be a genetic tie or component which in the near future may be able to more easily be diagnosed than the how it is done today.
Visual-spatial strength in dyslexia: Rapid discrimination of impossible figures. Yes, dyslexics who struggle with reading and writing turn out to be amazing writers of everything from fiction to fantasy books and I suppose one accommodation is hiring a good editor who can see past the spelling mistakes to the amazing content. This book clearly and convincingly explains the difficulties and challenges they face. I knew early on that she saw things differently. Eide who are both doctors assisting people with learning disabilities including dyslexia. I have a feeling this book would be more informative and enjoyable if I had read it and not listened to it. I knew early on that she saw things differently.
In general this book was extremely empowering for me and I very much appreciate of the work the writers are doing to help people with dyslexia. Since the diagnosis can so often be disheartening, it is wonderful to read that the different way of seeing the world provides somebody with dyslexia an advantage over those who do not have this perspective. Great ideas, especially in using a dyslexic's strengths to create buy-in for fluency practice. Its value lies primarily in providing encouragement that dyslexics can, and do, succeed well in life, but I don't need to read hundreds of pages to know that. Another area is the best educational options for gifted individuals. I'm dyslexic and have been blessed to excel in business and personal areas as well due to the specifics of how I process information.
I often found myself gravitating to these areas as others affirmed I was strong in them. Of course, my favorite chapter was on application to reading instruction. A follow-up study of dyslexic boys. The reality is dyslexia is not something you did, except inherit a gene for it, and is a disability you will have to live with your entire life and make adaptions for. Presenting a variety of case studies and true stories to support the science, The Dyslexic Advantage demonstrates that each individual with dyslexia is unique and faces specific challenges while, at the same time, possesses remarkable talent and ability.